SSE: Energy suppliers should have right to appeal price cap level

Chief Executive Alistair Phillips-Davies is also calling for greater clarity around the conditions under which a price cap would be removed

SSE boss receives 72% pay rise

The head of one of the Big Six energy companies was given a 72% pay rise last year. Alistair Phillips-Davies, the CEO of SSE, received more than £2.9 million for the 12 months to the end of March. That was up from £1.7 million the year before, according to the firm’s annual report. It states […]

Consumers want more control of their energy, says SSE boss

  Consumers want more control over how they use their energy. That’s the view of the boss of Big Six supplier SSE, who believes energy companies must be able to deliver that. Speaking to ELN at the Energy Live 2016 conference last week about the effects of Brexit, Alistair Phillips-Davies said: “I think we were […]

SSE boss completes our conference policy panel

Alistair Phillips-Davies, the CEO of Big Six supplier SSE will join our policy debate panel at this year’s Energy Live 2015 conference. The SSE boss will join a panel of top energy names discussing the policy pathway from the power station to the plug. He will be joining Kevin McCullough, CEO of new player in […]

SSE advises tax reform in energy market

The ‘carbon tax’ much-loathed by businesses as an admin burden was blamed for reducing liquidity by SSE yesterday. Officially known as the carbon price floor, it is a de facto tax on emissions by large businesses which was originally meant to be recycled as a reward for businesses but was claimed by the Treasury. The […]

SSE set for £1.5bn energy profits despite losing customers

SSE said it is on course to see profits increase by 8.8% to £1.54 billion despite losing thousands of customers following price hikes. The energy giant said it ended the year with 9.2 million customers – the lowest since the end of 2009 – from 9.47 million. It was the first of the Big Six […]

SSE’s £20 customer service guarantee

SSE has pledged to give consumers £20 off their bill if the energy supplier fails to meet a new set of customer service commitments. The ‘Customer Service Guarantee’ is part of the company’s wider aim to help consumers save money, make life easier for them and help them when they “need it most”. It has […]

SSE chief Ian Marchant stepping down

The outspoken head of Scottish energy supplier SSE, Ian Marchant is stepping down in the summer. SSE’s Deputy Chief Executive Alistair Phillips-Davies will take his place on 1 July, the firm announced today, while Finance Director Gregor Alexander will work to support the role. It is ten years since Mr Marchant took the helm at […]

Suppliers agree households need simpler bills

Simpler household bills was the common message from energy suppliers today at the House of Commons. Alistair Phillips-Davies, Generation and Supply Director at SSE said energy bills need to be simplified for consumers at the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s evidence session this morning. He joined other UK suppliers after being called in by the […]

SSE continues Irish buy-outs

Scottish energy firm SSE bought up Irish gas supplier Phoenix Supply for £19.1million this week after getting approval from the Irish Competition Authority. It is the firm’s second Irish buy within a month, following its Endesa Ireland purchase in early June. This makes SSE the third largest energy company in Ireland. Alistair Phillips-Davies, Generation and […]